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Bill legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky passes out of Senate committee

By: Karolina Buczek

Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 14, 2023

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Medical marijuana advocates could not believe what they saw happen in Tuesday's Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee.

After more than a decade of attempts, advocates finally got to make their case in a Senate Committee. And the committee sided with them, passing Senate Bill 47 on an 8-3 vote.

"I'm in shock right now," said longtime legalization advocate, Eric Crawford.

"I'm...I'm at a loss for words," said C.J. Carter, the Kentucky State Director of Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

The Kentucky House has passed a medical marijuana bill twice since 2020. But the bills have died in the Senate without much action. So, Tuesday'